The Campaign for Active Transportation is an effort to elevate active travel and recreation – walking and biking – by targeting investment in communities to shift automobile trips to walking, biking and transit. The campaign builds off of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP) of the 2005 federal transportation bill SAFETEA-LU. The NTPP funded four communities nationally with $25 million each to promote walking and biking. The campaign aims to expand the NTPP into a full-fledged program with dozens of communities each receiving $50 million for their active transportation programs through a competitive grant program.
Bike Delaware will be teaming up with Nemours Health & Prevention Services, Cities of Newark and Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware Greenways, DelDOT, Delaware State Parks, TMA Delaware, and WILMAPCO to promote healthy transportation choices for the greater Wilmington area. See Making the Case HERE (pdf).